Jaroslav Halak G NYI 1 Day

Halak made 25 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.

Halak extended his winning streak to eight games Wednesday, as the red-hot Islanders are shaping up to be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. He'll likely get a break at some point this weekend, as the Isles play the Caps and Devils on back-to-back nights.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 2 Days

Halak will be in the net Wednesday against the Capitals, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.

Halak will take aim at his eighth straight win Wednesday, matching up against the team he briefly played with last season after being acquired last March. The netminder is 7-1 with a 1.31 GAA and .950 save percentage so far this month.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 3 Days

Halak made 21 saves to record his third shutout of the season in Monday's 1-0 shootout win over the Flyers.

Halak had to work hard for his seventh straight win as Steve Mason turned in a stellar performance for the Flyers, but he stopped both shots in the shootout to extend his streak. At 10-4-0 Halak is on a roll right now, allowing just eight goals during his seven game win streak.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Days

Halak will start in net Monday against the Flyers.

The Islanders will stick with the hot hand Monday, as Halak has won his last six starts, and recorded a save percentage over .920 in each one. He'll face the tough task of slowing down the Flyers powerful offense Monday night.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Days

Halak notched his sixth victory in a row and ninth overall on the season Saturday against the Penguins, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the 4-1 win.

Halak's winning streak looked to be in jeopardy heading into the final period with the two teams deadlocked at 1-1, but the Isles' attack heated up thereafter, scoring three unanswered goals to pull away. The netminder's season numbers aren't quite elite, but he's starting to look like a highly dependable fantasy option behind an improved Islanders squad.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 6 Days

Halak will be in line to start Saturday against the Penguins.

Halak will replace Chad Johnson in the crease, but the Isles' lineup will otherwise remain unchanged from the unit that beat the Penguins in a shootout Friday night. Johnson no longer appears much of a threat to Halak's standing as the No. 1 goalie based on the latter's improved performance of late. Halak is 5-1 with a .941 save percentage over six outings in November.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 9 Days

Halak stopped two of 28 shots to claim the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.

In stymieing the Bolts' exceptional offensive attack, Halak claimed his fifth win in a row to push his record to 8-4. His 2.54 GAA and .914 save percentage remains only middle-of-the-road as far as starting goalies go, but it's probably worth rolling him most nights while he stays hot.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 10 Days

Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Lightning, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

Halak will be shooting for his fifth straight win Tuesday night, but that will not come easy against a Tampa Bay squad that scored five goals in each of its last two games and currently leads the league with 3.68 goals per contest.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days

Halak stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced in regulation, before denying two of three shooters in the shootout for his fourth straight win Friday against Florida.

Caution, if you see Halak, don't go near him, as he is scorching hot. He has now won four straight games and has only allowed five games in that span. Halak was spectacular Friday, making a couple ridiculous stops that were all over the highlight reel. The Islanders are rolling right now, and Halak is a big reason why. Have him in your lineup whenever New York is in action.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 14 Days

Halak will be in goal for Friday's game against the Panthers.

Halak will look to stay hot after pitching a shoutout in each of his last two starts. He will take on a Florida team that scored four goals in each of its last two contests but is averaging a meager 1.85 goals per game on the season -- the third lowest mark in the league.